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good morning. three-peat. >> we're winning, winning, winning. >> donald trump cruises to victory in nevada, his third straight win in the republican presidential race. super tuesday is a week away and state. does he think the nomination is his to lose? we'll talk to him live. tornado outbreak. >> it's crossing the road. look at that! >> a string of twisters across the south, entire neighborhoods wiped out. the damage stretching from louisiana to florida. at least three people killed, more than 30 others injured. there's more dangerous weather today. new cases, new fear. 14 more women potentially infected with zika by their male partners here in the united states.
address at a hearing on capitol hill this morning. too accommodating? the opening day at the trial of erin andrews. why did hotel staff agree to let a man who turned out to be her stalker book the room next to hers? >> this is dangerous. it's a red flag. you don't go, fine. >> why the hotel claims it did nothing wrong. today, wednesday, february 24th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it's willie again for matt. day three of the flu for mr. lawyer lauer. >> we hope he's feeling okay. feel better, matt. donald trump with a massive win in nevada. >> commanding win.
he dominated every key voting block, giving him more momentum heading into super tuesday next week. >> the race for second place, another nail biter. marco rubio edging out cruz, with a few more votes yet to be counted. >> we'll talk to donald trump and senator rubio a moment from now. let's start with the weather. a powerful storm system spawning tornadoes from louisiana to florida overnight. more is expected today. let's go to nbc's jacob rascon. he's in convent, louisiana, 50 west of new orleans. what's the situation? >> behind me is what used to be a mobile home park. now, just a pile of rubble. two people killed here alone, more than 30 hospitalized, 7 critically. now, the search is on for those who may be trapped in the rubble. >> reporter: a desperate search
hope nearly lost. 150 mobile homes ripped to shreds. trucks twisted like toys. a neighborhood wiped off the map. louisiana governor edwards, stunned. >> this was probably the worst area that that tornado could have hit. it's just -- the destructive power of this tornado is awful. >> have you ever seen anything like it? >> i have not. >> reporter: dozens were injured, many pulled from the rubble barely alive. >> we're asking for calm in this area, for prayers. we need that. the community needs that. >> reporter: 19 million people were at risk during round one of the massive winter storm. from golf-ball sized hail in texas to blinding rain and more than a dozen twisters in several states. all the way to pensacola, florida, where this neighborhood took a direct hit. >> we just held on to each other and said, maybe we'll make it. maybe we won't. i mean, it was very, very scary. very.
overturned semi trucks, a gutted gym and howard, who saw it go right past him. nobody is giving up yet in convert, louisiana. in the air and on the ground, wondering if this is surviveablesurvivable. >> some of the mobile homes were thrown blocks from where they originally stood. incredible stories of survival. the seven people critically injured remain hospitalized. the search will continue for the two to three people later this morning. savannah? >> jacob rascon, thank you. now al is here with what you can expect today. the storms have covered a wide swath of territory. >> this is what we were worried about. you can't see it to verify them. instead, you have to go by radar and that's what we were concerned about. this is the certain time this season we have seen this. a winter storm and severe weather. it is all fueled by el nino.
subtropical yet, makejet, making for a stormy coast. you can see from georgia and south carolina, all the way to florida, we have tornado watches in effect. for today, we are under the gun for central north carolina. tornadoes very likely here. possible wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. this is going to be pushing to the east. this morning, the southeast is under it. they're going to see the heavy thunderstorm. later this morning, the mid-atlantic gets into the act. we're going to see the winds increasing. the rain, as well. highest threat for the costal areas, the mid-atlantic and the northeast. rainfall amounts, 1 to 3 inches of rain. we've got flood watches for 12 million people at risk from georgia all the way to new england. in a bit, we'll talk about the winter side of this. we have blizzard wardennings in effect now. >> thank you. now to the other big story of the morning. donald trump storming to victory in the nevada caucuses on the heels of his wins in south
momentum is clearly on his side. super tuesday, all important, just six days away now. we're going to talk to mr. trump live in a moment. let's begin this morning's coverage with nbc's national correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. donald trump delivering another decisive victory here, fueled by another record turnout. trump dominating among voters looking for a political outsider who tells it like it is. just as striking as what happened overnight, after the results came in. the cruz, rubio and kasich campaigns sent out e-mails blasting each other, not a single one targeting trump. we love nevada. thank you. >> reporter: here in vegas, donald trump hit another jackpot. third straight win. >> if you win to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning,
>> reporter: focusing on victories in kedemy demographics. >> we won with young, with old, highly educated, poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> reporter: dueling to be the trump alternative, cruz trails rubio in the battle for second. >> the only campaign that has beaten donald trump and the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. >> reporter: across nevada, the wild west lived up to its name. the chaotic caucuses coming under criticism before the voting was complete, with complaints on social media. one man saying it was a disaster. another reporting yelling and screaming. caucus workers wearing pro trump swag that party officials say is allowed. meanwhile, with super tuesday approaching, the trump-cruz feud is intensifying. the front runner pouncing on cruz for his decision to fire a top aide. >> he is like a little baby.
>> reporter: cruz sarcastically praiseing trump for showing grace. >> we have to elect someone who is not just angry but someone who will make a difference and someone who will win. >> reporter: for the establishment, time is running out. march 15th, contests are winner take off. a strong second isn't worth a thing. >> it'll be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest, all right? >> now, the republican race for the nomination excel rateaccelerates. 11 states voting next week, including cruz's home state of texas. the senator simply trying to stay alive, telling supporters it'll be the most important night of his campaign. savannah and willie? >> peter alexander, thank you so much. marco rubio is with us from
good morning, sir. >> good morning. >> there have been these four republican contests. donald trump has won three of them. we've seen the field of candidates narrow. yet, this dynamic seems to be the same. you've got you and ted cruz and some of the other candidates fighting each other, and trump sailing to victory. lot of republicans asking this morning, why not take on trump directly? what's your answer to that? >> yeah, first of all, you need to take everything we've applied, the lessons of every other campaign before and throw them out the window. this is an unusual year and an unusual process. the nevada caucuses, by the way, are atypical. i respect nevada very much. last night, that was different than the rest of the country. here's the bottom line fact, the vast and overwhelming majority of republicans don't want donald trump to be our nominee. it's evidenced by the fact your poll last week showed if it came down to donald trump and me, i'd beat him by 16 points.
as there are four people running, dividing up the non-trump vote, you'll get results like last night. the sooner we can narrow the race down, the easier it'll be to stop donald trump. >> sorry to interrupt. some candidates dropped out and we've seen donald trump grow his numbers. you say nevada is an outliarer but he got 46% of the vote last night. >> mitt romney got over 50% in the last caucus in nevada, with the same number of candidates in the race. as i said, it's a state that's always delivered something like that, or along those lines. i love nevada. we did well and picked up delegates there last night and moved on. one candidate dropped out between saturday and today and that's governor bush. i think you'll see more of that happening over the next few days and weeks. as that happens, i think we're only going to get stronger. you've seen a growing number of people joining our effort. we're the only ones in the race that can unite the republican party and grow it. it's how we'll win in november.
and conservatives who like you and support you but are frustrated you're not specifically going after donald trump, and you seem more focused on ted cruz. their concern seems to be by the time you get rid of ted cruz, if that is the strategy, it'll be too late. donald trump will have too many states and too many delegates. why not go at donald trump right now? >> first of all, i haven't heard that. i talk to people all day. i go to rallies all the time and don't have voters begging me to attack anyone. second, i think it's a media narrative. a lot of people want to see republicans attacking each other because it makes for good television. i'm not in the race to attack anyone. >> forgive the interruption, but you've been going after cruz. >> i'm responding to ted cruz. if i'm attacked, i'm going to respond and set the record straight. in the case of ted cruz, he's repeatedly made things up about me and we've had to clear the air and point to the fact he's making things up. if you recall in the last debate, donald trump said george w. bush is responsible for 9/11.
front of the entire nation. when instances liegs ss like that arise, i won't hesitate to point out our differences or things i disagree with. i didn't run for office to tear up other republicans. i'm going to tell people who i am and why i'm running. i'll give them a choice. if they elect me, they'll have someone who unifies the party, grows this party, governs this country responsibly, deals with our challenges, and i will be a president for all americans. even the people that don't agree with us. i'll try to bring the country together as best i can. >> senator marco rubio, always good to get your time. thank you. >> thanks, senator. >> thank you. now we have donald trump on the phone. he, of course, won the nevada caucuses last night. congratulations on your win, sir. >> thank you very much. >> you came kind of close to declaring victory of the whole nomination last night. you said, it'll be an amazing two months and might not even take two months. clearly, you're feeling good. is this nomination yours to lose at this point? >> i don't know. i can't answer that question.
we have tremendous numbers out of the different states we're going to this coming week. if you look at georgia and texas, where we have a real good shot. you look at some of them down the line, i think we have amazing numbers. i think we'll do very well in ohio, tennessee, arkansas. we're looking at really great numbers. i hope we do well. >> mr. trump, we just talked to senator rubio. he's criticized for not going after you more directly. it strikes me he's the one guy you haven't really gone after. you've gone after many of the others in the field and many aren't in the race anymore. when it's time to go after senator rubio, what will be your line of criticism with him? >> i wouldn't want to tell you. so far, he's been very nice and i've been nice to him. we haven't been in that mode yet, but probably it'll happen. if it doesn't happen, that would be a wonderful thing. it would be very nice. there is a possibility that will happen. >> as you look at his record and the things he's done as a united
>> he's somewhat inexperienced, young, nice guy. we'll be talking about it at the right time if it comes up. so far, really, it hasn't come up. i've been accusing senator cruz namely, lying. i've never seen anybody like this. i've dealt with much, much tougher people over my lifetime, but i have never dealt with anybody that will lie like he lies. >> why go after cruz if rubio is the one who seems to be doing better in the polls and getting closer to you? granted, not close if you look at nevada's results last night. >> that only happened last night. really, cruz was second. it looks like rubio is now looking like he's going to be second, based on last night. >> why do you think senator rubio hasn't gone after you? many republicans think somebody has to take you on. this has to become a one on one race. we talked to him about it. he hasn't done that. why do you think? do you think he's -- he fears takes you on?
after me and 14 people now officially are gone. i don't know. i mean, i seem to have a good after me. he's been very nice, and i think i've been respectful to him. we'll see what happens. it could always change. it's changed on a number of occasions. other people have been that way and we go at it. so far, i have an unblemished track record. maybe he looks at that. i'm not sure. question. >> we heard you in a piece a few little baby. you talked about wanting to punch a protester who was misbehaving at one of your events. you said when you become president, you'll change your tone and temperament. i'm watching how well you're doing. how your life has gone with the tone and temperament. why would you change that if it's working so well for you? >> i have to tell you, maybe i shouldn't be changing it too much. the protester was out of line. he was hitting people, screaming during the speech, and everybody
he was screaming horribly. the cops were so gentle, how they took him out. he had a big smile on his face, waving to the people. they were booing him. he should have been out on a stretcher but they couldn't touch him. it's disgraceful. nevertheless. >> that style has worked well for you in your life. why change it when you become president? >> i think i might tone it down a little bit. i was against -- we had a total of 17 people and now we're down to 6. i may very well change it. right now, it seems to be working pretty well. >> donald trump, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you very much. while republican voters caucused across nevada, hillary clinton and bernie sanders were taking part in a town hall in south carolina. ahead of saturday's democratic primary there. nbc's kristen welker is in columbia for us. good morning. >> good morning to you. senator sanders is trying to
on tuesday, they traded sharp jabs at the town hall here. one of the most heated moments came when clinton was asked about transcripts on the speeches she gave to wall street. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else? >> reporter: tough questions tuesday night. hillary clinton, again, pressed about releasing transcripts of her paid goldman sachs speeches. >> if people are going to ask for things, everybody should be on a level playing field. >> reporter: clinton vowing to release her transjipts scripts when others follow suit. giving sanders an opening. >> i am happy to release my paid speeches to wall street. here, chris. there ain't none. >> reporter: tuesday's ruling by a federal judge, her top aides should be questioned about the e-mail server. >> it's not going to have any lasting effect. i am not at all worried about it. >> reporter: for his part, sanders challenged about
in 1974, saying he wanted to abolish the cia. >> the cia plays an important role. have they done things which they should not have done on behalf of the united states government? absolutely. >> reporter: both candidates used the night to court critical african-american voters. clinton asked about beyonce's super bowl halftime show, which angered some police departments, by paying tribute to the black lives matter movement. >> we have to figure out how we're going to lift up the good practices, reform policing, provide more support. >> reporter: sanders slammed the movement against the president, including donald trump. >> my dad came from poland. i'm running for president and no one asked for my birth certificate certificate. maybe it's the color of my skin. >> reporter: clinton brushing off her fumbled response to a question about lying to the american public. >> i don't believe i ever have. i don't believe i ever will. >> say no! just say no! >> is that a question that you would like another shot at
>> i'll just say no. >> both candidates also expressed their support for president obama's plan to close guantanamo. today, clinton will campaign in south carolina, while sanders will hold a news conference here and then go to super tuesday's stage, where he may have a bigger shot at winning. >> thanks so much. now to washington. new developments in the ongoing battle over the u.s. supreme court. senate majority leader mitch mccomemc mcconnell said his party won't meet with the nominees presented by president obama. he said the president has a right to nominate, but the senate has rights, as well. al has the rest of the forecast.
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requ 7:30. it's wednesday morning, february 24, 2016. it's that kind of day in new york city. the country has high winds, heavy rain, more weather. al keeps saying he has winter to talk about. that doesn't sound good. >> it's not. >> we'll hear more about the storms coming up. let's take a look at the headlines. make it three in a row for donald trump, cruising to victory picking up half of nearly all the votes cast. >> of course, if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win very much. now we're winning, winning, winning the country. soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. >> senator marco rubio way back, edging out ted cruz for second place. >> it is going to be another day of severe weather across the
overnight, at least three people were killed, more than 30 others injured when tornadoes touched down in louisiana and mississippi and more were reported in florida. wreckage of a small passenger plane that went down in nepal has been found. officials say it was still burning when it was located. all 24 on board were killed. sports reporter erin andrews is back in court today after the opening to her $75 million lawsuit against a hotel and the man convicted of secretly filming her in her room. >> reporter: you can see it on erin andrews' face, sitting in court, reliving when she got the call. >> you were on the internet without any clothes on, did you know that? she just totally comes apart. >> reporter: eight years later she's suing michael barrett, the man who stalked her and took the video a long with the national marriott and its local management at the time for $75
claiming the hotel was negligent and could have prevented it from happening. andrews' lawyer told a jury barrett called the hotel to ask if she would be staying there. >> yes, he's told. first red flag. >> reporter: then the lawyer says barrett calls the reservation center, which abbreviates a note. guest request to room next to erin andrews. >> why is a person making a request like that? this is dangerous. it's a red flag. you don't just go, fine. >> reporter: but he got the room next door. according to the complaint, barrett removed and altered the peep hole of andrews' hotel room door and recorded video of her changing and/or getting dressed without her consent or knowledge. >> counsel is trying to tie my clients, who were simply trying to provide a hotel, to a guest to a criminal stalker. and they're not. >> reporter: the lawyer for the hotel companies told jurors what happened to andrews is terrible,
barrett, he said, manipulated the system to get the room next to andrews and he is responsible. >> these people did not just take a phone call from some stranger, wanting to be in a room next to erin andrews and put him there. he deceived, he connived, he stalked. that's what mr. barrett did. >> reporter: barrett pleaded guilty to stalking and shooting the nude videos and served 30 months in prison. now free, he will testify in this civil case by video. and andrews is expected to take the stand to tell her side of the story. for "today," morgan radford, nbc news. al is busy tracking some strong storms this morning. >> that's right. we're going to talk about the winter side of this thing. i mean, we've got winter storm warnings advisories and blizzard warning from northern arkansas up into michigan. 20 million people at riveng.
snowfall of 1 to 2 inches per hour. the sdakt it is just now getting into chicago, st. louis, all the way back into almost arkansas. what we'll look for as far as snowfall amounts, upwards of a foot or more around detroit, saginaw, south bend, and parts of illinois will be looking at this as well. st. louis, 2 to 4. flint, 8 to 14. south bend, 10 to 16 inches of snow. again, one way or the other on
well. and that's your latest weather. >> thanks a lot. this morning the cdc is investigating 14 new reports of zika here in the united states. that's leading to a new warning for anyone who's traveled to hot zones for the virus. nbc's tom costello has more on this. good morning. >> good morning. only two definitive cases have been confirmed but the cdc says 14 suspected cases involve men who had traveled to zika areas and spread the virus through sexual contact once they came home. >> reporter: the cdc's announcement, now raising level of concern whether the zika rye virus might find new victims in the united states. 1 cases, including d.c., now 14 new cases possibly transmitted through sexual contact.
was traveling to a zika-effected area, developed symptoms consistent with zeke kashgs and within two weeks of the man's symptom, the female partner had symptoms consistent with zika virus. >> reporter: the cdc is working to determine how long the virus can be in a person's system and transmitted to a sexual partner. more than 30 countries are on the cdc's list of zika regions. they warn pregnant women or women who may become pregnant to avoid the areas. up until now doctors believed only a small number of patients contracted zika through sexual transmission. now they are warning all men to abstain from sex or use condoms, especially if their partner might be pregnant. >> take the appropriate precautions so they don't get zika infection and they might be pregnant at the same time.
>> reporter: as nbc saw firsthand in brazil, families are caring for their children with microcephaly, with abnormally small heads and brains thought to be linked to the virus. it's causing anxiety for athletes preparing for olympics in rio this summer. some athletes have indicated they may avoid the games all together. latin america and caribbean in a race to stop the zika virus, while no vaccine leaves more people at a potential risk. >> if you have traveled to a country on the zika warning list or your sexual partner has, the stakes could be very high up. may want to talk to your doctor or health care provider. back to you. >> tom, these 14 reported cases are the ones we know about. is the cdc at all worried this may just be the tip of the iceberg? >> absolutely, that's certainly the case. thousands of people travel to the caribbean and latin america every day.
bitten by the mosquito, their spouses or partners at home could be at an increased risk. as we reported, in most people the zika symptoms are so mild, they might never know they were infected, but the risk for unborn babies is very significant. >> it tells you something, the cdc went public with this to begin with. thanks so much. just ahead, we talked to donald trump earlier. coming up, a rare interview with his wife melania. does she ever think her husband has gone too far on the campaign trail. a woman testifies for the first time and why she says it was all an act. right after this..d.,... ...isn't just overeating. it's a real medical condition. and while the exact cause is unknown... ...certain chemicals in the brain may play a role. b.e.d. is also the most... ...common eating disorder in us adults. hi, i'm monica seles. when i binged,... ...i wasn't in control. i never felt satisfied... ...no matter what the quantity was. afterwards, i felt so upset with myself. to learn more about b.e.d....
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michael. >> reporter: dippolito's defense, she thought it was a taping for an unnamed reality tv show. >> that's what mama toldhe told you to say, right? >> yes, he told me to say it. >> 5,000% sure? confidence. he told me i needed to make it look believable. >> reporter: the hit man was actually an undercover police officer, filming the whole thing as part of a sting operation. >> i'm sorry to tell you, man, he's been killed. >> reporter: also caught on camera, police outside a staged crime scene at the couple's home. di be, dippolito's reaction to her husband's staged murder seen here, as she's led away for her eventual arrest.
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i'll show you what this means here. you can like a post. well, now you can love, ha ha, wow, sad or angry. that's right. make sure your app is up to date. here's a video that shows you how easy it is. gently touch the like button and the other reaction buttons pop up. select the one you want. by the way, this reminds me, al, i was on your page and loved these photos of you at the san diego zoo. i'll show you how it works. i'll go to like, over here to ha ha, boom. >> boom! >> ought to do your page here, carson. i'm on your page. >> what did you like? >> you have a little crock-pot action. >> chili. >> i'm going to go with wow. >> well, thank you. chili was hot. >> i love it. how they dance and move around. >> i like that, yeah. it's animated. >> head to today.com to find out how they landed on the six reactions. in honor of wrangler wednesday,
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you're hot and you're cold yes then you're no in then you're out 8:00 on "today". coming up -- secrets to successful sleep. how the temperature of your bedroom could be costing you a good night's rest. we'll have the do's and don't's to catching the best zs. plus, ready for takeoff. >> i'm ready. >> you're ready? let's do it. >> inside carson's internship at the airport. >> going to the lounge and maybe have a cocktail? >> no, you're not. >> will his new career get off the ground? kevin spacey in the house. >> we had a future until you started destroying it. >> back at it as the commander in chief that everybody loves to hate in the highly anticipated new season of "house of cards."
2016. >> hey! >> first time in new york city. >> from ft. worth, texas. >> with our friends from 35 years. show. >> we've been fans for 50 years. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today". a little bit of a drizzling morning out here on our plaza. a rainy one all across the northeast today. willie is here for matt. he has the flu pretty darn bad. years? >> not like this. >> i had this flu a couple weeks ago. i was in bed for four days. i hope he gets better. >> sending him a hug and hopefully he can come back tomorrow. >> don't come back until you're ready, pal.
take a hot, hot shower before you do. coming up in honor of this gentleman, wrangler, we'll help you pick the right pet for your family. >> first, a check of the top stories with natalie. >> good morning. the battle for second place providing the only drama overnight after tuesday's nevada republican caucuses. donald trump easily claims victory. hallie jackson is in las vegas for us. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. right now, it's marco rubio leading ted cruz for second in a race we now know had record momentum. trump triumph. winning. >> reporter: and a sweeping one. donald trump taking the top spot with men and women, with every age group, with evangelicals. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated.
>> reporter: a three-peat for trump. time running out for his rivals to stop him. >> you look at some of them down the line, and they have amazing numbers. >> reporter: at ted cruz's campaign, the alarm going off. literally. not lost on them, he's under pressure to perform on super tuesday when 11 states cast ballots. the day. >> one week from today will be the most important night of this campaign. one week from today is super tuesday. >> reporter: that's when cruz needs a victory in texas to add to his first-place finish in iowa. his argument? he's the only one who has beaten donald trump, as his campaign hits marco rubio hard for not doing the same. rubio speaking out this morning on "today" on the state of the race and how to beat the front runner. >> this is an unusual year and a very unusual process. the sooner we can get the race
be to stop donald trump. >> reporter: the florida senator hoping his home state gives him the win he needs but hasn't had on the campaign trail. often looking past his republican rivals to hit democrats locked in their own fight, sparring over hillary clinton's speeches. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else? >> reporter: clinton promising to release transcripts of her past remarks to big banks when others do, too. sanders taking her up on it. >> i am happy to release all of my paid speeches to wall street. here it is, chris. there ain't none. i don't do that. >> and the republicans could get heated tomorrow night, too, at their debate in texas. with donald trump previewing one potential line of attack against marco rubio, calling him this morning, very nice, natalie, but young and inexperienced. >> hallie jackson in las vegas for us, thank you. this morning, in an exclusive interview on msnbc, melania trump, wife of the
defended her husband's controversial statements about immigration. >> what about people who feel he is, let's go down the list because the campaign started and many felt he insulted mexicans. >> no, i don't feel he insulted the mexicans. he said illegal immigrants. he didn't talk about everybody. he talked about illegal immigrants. and after few weeks, like after two weeks, giving him hard time and bashing him in the media, they turn around and said, you know what? he's right. he's right, what he's talking about. and he opened conversation that nobody did. >> but you're an immigrant. >> yes. >> do you ever think he's gone too far? >> i follow the law. i follow a law the way it's supposed to be. i never thought to stay here without papers.
exclusive interview with melania trump on msnbc's "morning joe." no secret that airline passengers have gotten larger over the years. while the seats on the planes seem to be shrinking. air bus might have a solution. bench seating. the manufacturer filed a patent for a an adjustable bench seat. it can accommodate obese passengers as well as small children. no word on if or when we might see the benches on a plane. back over to willie now. >> thanks a lot. if you're pouring yourself another cup of coffee to wake up, it could be your thermostat hours of sleep. it caught our attention, as well as that of the wall street journal. dr. natalie azar is here with more. good to see you. >> good morning, willie. >> cooler is better? >> yeah. don't throw out everything you
light, because that's important, too. research has been indicating that the temperature you're sleeping in at night is very, very important. naturally, what happens to us during the 24-hour period is our core body temperature does drop a couple degrees at night and it helps to initiate sleep. what's the magic number? around 65 degrees. >> whoa. that's cold. >> normally, people keep their ambient temperature in the home higher during the day. it's recommended to keep it lower in the nighttime. >> we talked on this show a lot about the battle of the thermostat. >> yes. >> some like it hot and some like it cold. >> yeah. >> what's the middle ground? >> probably to keep it cooler and layer up with blankets. we'll talk about socks. want to hear about socks? >> yeah. >> apparently a lot of people want to hear about socks. my mom said to let me feet breathe at night. i don't know what that means. in any event, if your feet are cold, it's good to put socks on. it causes the blood vessels in
core body temperature drop. the warm blood circulation is going to the feet. that, in turn, initiates sleep. wearing socks at night if your feet are cold are okay. >> let's go through do's and don't's. do keep your sleep schedule consistent. >> try seven days a week, wake up at the same time, go to bed at the same time. it's mainly for the sunday night syndrome. you've been sleeping in all weekend and try to go to sleep on sunday night and you can't. you wake up monday morning feeling hungover. >> don't toss and turn. if you can't go to sleep, get up? >> if you're not asleep after 20 to 30 minutes, don't lie in bed and stare at the clock. get up, read, do something soothing, listen to music. when you feel tired again, go back into bed. >> this one, we're all guilty of, don't check your phone right before you go to sleep. >> hugely important. this primarily has to do with blue light. it basically goes into your rhett ka,
and impedes the secretion of mel toenne -- melatonin. according to the national sleep foundation, you need 7 to 9 hours. too little or too much can have adverse health effects. >> at 65 degrees. sounds like a recipe for something. >> i'll try it tonight. first, a stroll through the snow. next, global domination. the ground-breaking robot that's remarkable and, let's be honest, a little frightening. plus, on pop start, ellen times two. the surprise appearance that will have you seeing double. if your bag does not arrive, blame carson. carson interning at jfk airport in new york, discovering what it hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart what do you think?
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an article in the "new york times" says eating cereal is nostalgic but sales have plummeted 30%. here's the line getting all the attention. quote, almost 40%ostomy lennials s -- millenials surveyed said it was an convenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up after eating it. >> come on. >> washing the bowl takes time. apparently, they'd rather have a yogurt or sandwich, energy bar you can throw out, or don't eat breakfast. >> it's not to go, necessarily. >> you all want to judge. let's judge. doesn't seem that hard. >> they wake up, sit down, read the paper, pour themselves wheaties and take the time. the world moves fast now so you have to get something on the go and make it more convenient. >> i'm generally against being the old people bashing the
we love a lotostomy of thelot of the millenials. >> there's our resident millennial, cleaning out her bowl. >> how was the cereal? >> they make those cereal to go things in a plastic bowl. toss it away. >> back when i was in my 20s or whatever, i'm often eat cereal for dinner because i was too lazy to make actual dinner. somebody was probably saying that about my generation. >> full-blown breakfast now. we just did cereal. >> what about the boxes of cereal you stole out of the dining hall? >> a lot of the millenials are cooking at night. in the morning they don't want to. >> if we had the convenient options like they did, the burritos, we would have done it, too. >> let go my ego. >> froot loops. >> captain crunch.
what happens when a robot is bullied by a human? look at this video released by boston dynamics. an engineer takes a long pole. more than bullying. beating him up with a pole. uses it to shove this humanoid robot to the ground, atlas. how does he respond in he's back for more. he uses the sensors in his bodies and legs to come back up for more. >> wait till he learns to punch back. >> wait till seehe sees "iron man." >> rise of the machines. >> "matrix." we have kate doing ellen's impression to her face. >> we'll start with celine dion returning to her stage for the first time since the death of her husband. the crowd giving her a standing
presence. >> he is the only man that i have known all my life. he always made me feel that we were on our first date. we were one. and nothing has changed. we will always be one. >> celine joked that he'd tell that's what she did. she belted out her hit "where does my heart beat now." elizabeth taylor and never before seen photos. her hidden life, based on a new book called "my elizabeth" written by photographer and her close friend. he said taylor loved to cook and hitchhike. she once again unnoticed after leaving andy warhol's house. that hits ss news stands this friday.
her impressions of hillary clinton and justin bieber. don't forget about her take on ellen. on ellen's show this week, they come face-to-face. >> she exaggerates, saying, i'm ellen. i'm ellen. i don't know what that is. i don't say, i'm ellen. [ applause ] >> feels nice. i'm ellen. >> that's how you say it. i'm ellen. >> no, i'm ellen. i got this, blondie. >> so good. no impression would be complete without the dancing. >> wow. >> you can see more of kate's impression on today's episode of ellen. i'm sure it'll be awesome. >> she's so good. she's a chameleon. >> huge talent. carson, thanks a lot. al, check of the weather? >> first of all, we still have this severe weather going on. we have a tornado watch for a good portion of florida. also on into southern georgia as
we've also got the risk of severe weather today, especially in raleigh. a few tornadoes possible. we'll be watching that. other side is, we have wet weather pushing to the east with some icy conditions up in the northern new york and parts of northern new jersey. mixed precipitation in new england. expect delays from boston to washington. rain and thunder. wind gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour as it pushes on today and into tonight. rainfall amounts, 1 to 3 inches of rain. 26 million people under some sort of flood watch, stretching
that's what's going on aro >> that's your latest weather. savannah? al, thanks. we have more of our special series, "up for the job." we all started our careers with internships and decided, let's do it again. carson, you chose a good one. >> it was a lot of fun. we all fly a lot. thought it'd be cool to see what the process is and what it takes to get the planes off the ground and into the air. not from the bar in the airport. i became an intern at jfk airport here in new york. >> reporter: every time you fly, there are hundreds of men and women working hard on the ground. these below the wing employee rss are the backbone of the business. chris nunez was my supervisor for the day.
delta, so we have safety gear. knee pads. >> i'm wearing a cup already. safety is important to me, as well. >> safety is important. >> ready to go? >> i'm ready. >> we're going to load this plane right here. this is going to vegas. you like vegas? >> love vegas. can you load me? >> we'll take the customers' bags, put them on a conveyer belt. >> nice and gentle. what if that was my bag? that one is heavy. might be a body in there. >> how do you feel about stacking the bags in the aircraft holder? >> i'm ready. >> let's do it. >> what are people packing? they're going to vegas, for the love of god. >> carson, how does it feel? >> it's a lot of work. >> a lot of work? >> it is. it reminds me of packing my car with my family in the trunk. it's small in here. you have to pack it artfully. >> what are you doing? >> what?
>> i'm on a break. you called a five. >> no, i did not. you always have to be aware of everything. >> all right. i'm sorry. >> no photos, okay? >> it's for my mom. >> we'll take the baggage over. >> where is the radio? >> listen to some music. >> there's no radios out here. >> get a little drake, j. cole, little hip hop, little something. >> ready? >> i'm ready. >> you'll have enrique teach you the loading stuff. >> first, the platform is controlled by this joystick. >> like a video game. >> just like a video game. fit it perfectly to the aircraft. bring it right? >> therea little more, right in there.
>> this is 3,000. >> almost 7,000 pounds in cargo alone? >> yeah. >> what's next? going to the lounge to maybe have a cocktail? >> no, you're not. no drinking. you'll be moving an airport. >> really? >> yes. >> like the tow? >> you'll tow an airplane, the super tug. >> all right. >> ready? >> let's do it. >> you'll drive. >> driving, driving? oh, boy. greatest day of my life. ready for pushback. i towed that! don't tell chris. >> i won't say nothing. i promise. >> stop talking to chris. we have a plane to move, man.
>> okay. 1605 pad 88 requesting pushback. ladies and gentlemen, this is your intern speaking, carson daly, hope you enjoyed your brief move to pad 88. chris, i took 243 selfies and you can't do anything about it. >> finally, the moment i had been preparing for all day long. >> luke, i am your father. i had to do it. >> carson, let's go! we have to park an airplane. okay. nice job. >> perfect. thank you so much. >> nicely done. >> we had a lot of fun in the piece. really, you don't realize -- or i didn't realize and feel guilty for it, hundreds of men and women, not just delta, everywhere, who work hard to get our stuff in the planes. it's more than just the pilots. it was a great experience and eye opening.
>> the weather, freezing there, it was like 40 in the spring and we had a nice day. huge thanks to delta airlines and the below the wing employees, especially chris nunez, my supervisor that day. and henry, he was awesome, made the internship possible. delta hires student interns and there are opportunities to work seasonally part time and in the winter and summer as ready reserves in the gate or the ramp area. go to delta.com to apply. i would. i premdrecommend it. great experience. >> you towed the plane out. it was amazeing. >> the plane i brought in was coming in from montego bay, it was amazing. >> this is your captain speaking routine. >> you were there all day. >> it was sunset. >> i would have stayed longer. >> i don't know how i can beat this. i go tomorrow, but i have to say, that was awesome. >> great. >> tomorrow, i see your ramp
i got to be [ cheers and applause ] >> 8:30 now. it is wednesday morning, february 24th, 2016. starting to come down. starting to get a little bit drizzly here on our plaza. and it's a sign of things to come, right, al? >> oh, yeah. we're going to see some windier weather, wetter weather, snowier weather, stormy weather up and down the east coast. >> oh, man. >> on a nasty day like this, we've got to thank all these good people for coming and hanging out with us on the plaza. it is not pretty out there. coming up this half-hour, the president is here. president underwood.
we'll see what secrets we can get him to spill about the highly anticipated new season of "house of cards." >> your chance at a great trip over the long leap day weekend. just be here on our plaza on friday, have your bags packed, and a poster telling us how you would like to spend the extra 24 hours. >> we're going to send you and a friend to l.a. you're going to stay at the line hotel, dinner at phillipe. if you plan to be here friday, don't forget to rsvp. you can head to today.com/visit for that. >> l.a. sounds pretty good about right now. >> as we said, we do have the risk of strong storps a s risk of strong storps a storms along the southeast and mid-atlantic coast. air travel is going to be a nightmare. wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunshine texas into southern california. 83 in l.a. today. 69 in france. tomorrow warming up to 81 in l.a.
but again, windy, snowy through the great lakes into the ohio river valley. wet and windy in the northeast. sunshine returns to the gulf coast with a little bit of >> that's your latest and that's your latest weather. got some nice friends here from savannah. what are you guys doing here? >> we're here visiting. we went to tour the memorial.
>> that's terrific. you want to savannah to come visit savannah? sounds like a good idea. what do you think? >> i love the idea. just sitting here kicking kevin spacey with my good foot, actually. >> the presidential race is in full swing, both in real life and in the brand-new season of netflix's "house of cards." >> which brings us to kevin spacey. his frank underwood character finds himself fighting for his political life while locking horns with his greatest opponent yet, his wife, the first lady. >> i saw a future. our future. >> we had a future until you started destroying it. >> well, you wouldn't have listened otherwise. >> well, all right, claire. i'm listening now. what is it you so desperately needed to say. >> mr. president, good morning! >> good morning. >> nice to see you both. >> i was supposed to be with matt, but i guess it takes two of you to replace one. >> it does. he insists on two people
i'm really half a person because i have this boot on my leg. you're at odds right now, that's where we find you with the first lady. this cannot last in season four, can it? they have to be a force together. >> you know, it's so exciting to be able to not talk about this show. >> come on! >> i love being able to come on. because i can't be the spoiler in chief. i can say this. that, you know, when we left them in season three, they were in the middle of an argument. and that argument picks up when we come back to season four. >> she's always been, quite literally, an accessory to the crimes of the president and his allies. >> a very lovely accessory, by the way. >> no question about that. >> how do they work as adversary adversaries? >> the thing we explored in season three and i think to some degree continues in season four is these two figures who have had such success in working in the shadows and the dark alleys, who suddenly find themselves in the hot white spotlight of the
and how does that change them? how does that change the way they try to achieve what they are setting out to achieve politically as well as personally, and those are some of the things that we'll explore. >> but you won't talk about right now. >> i've gotten so good at dodging questions. >> you should run. >> got a knack for this. i was looking back at the first interview we did with you and robin. >> over there. >> yes, exactly. and it was season one. and it was hilarious, because the transcript was all about what is this thing called binge watching. watch all the episodes at once. and it was so foreign then, which by the way wasn't that long ago. >> i know. all of those ancient years of 2013, so long ago. >> but you brought it to the culture. you mainstreamed it. >> we might have made it a little bit more prevalent, but the truth is people were bing-watching before that. box sets proved to us -- it was one of the reasons why the ultimate decision to release the entire series at once was made, was because we could see the evidence that people were
watching, you know, five seasons of a show and three seasons of a show. and so it seems that the public was saying they want to be in control, they want to be able to watch it when they want to watch it. >> you spent the first part of our show this morning talking about another donald trump victory. he won nevada by more than 20 points. is he the kind of guy who president underwood would get behind? would he endorse donald trump? >> really? he would not endorse donald trump? >> i don't think so, no. >> you think he could take him? frank underwood? >> you know, it's been interesting, because we're in the middle of a presidential election on our show, and obviously in the middle of a real presidential election. i'm going to try to not blend fact and fiction. i'll just avoid that question. >> you really are getting good at politics. >> it's really rubbed off on you. i have to ask about the smithsonian. they unveiled a portrait of president underwood the other day. this is the first fictional president they featured in a portrait. >> yes. >> so i was thinking that mean
no harrison ford in "air force one." what does it say that they've chosen frank underwood to represent? >> that i have something on all the trustees. it was actually an incredible night. and we did it as if it was a real genuine presidential unveiling of a portrait. so i came, i showed up as frank underwood, gave a speech of the executive director, a wonderful woman also gave a speech, and everybody thought oh, who's that actress playing the executive director? it was actually her. it was a remarkable thing. this wonderful artist who had done me before in a portrait when i played richard iii did a remarkable portrait. there's a shot of it. and it will hang in the smithsonian in the entryway as people walk in, and it will be there for six or seven months, and then they hope to get someone to buy the painting and then donate it to the smithsonian so it can stay there in the collection.
really nobody until you have a good luck hoodie. the florida panthers of the nhl -- i think we have one. this is their good luck charm. i don't even know how to explain it. it's the spacey in space hoodie. they're in first place in their division and they owe it all to you. game. to the most valuable player. and it's spacey in space. there's one of the players there. and yes, i've become their sort of good luck charm and i'm very incredibly well. >> you're disembodied. it's just your floating head. >> spacey in space. and i'm very excited for them. i'm glad they're doing really well and i hope we can help them continue to win. >> thank you so much. the full season of "house of cards" will be available on netflix march 4th and he will not speak of it until now. up next, how to choose the right pet for your family.
>> announcer: wrangler wednesday is brought to you by petsmart. >> everybody, it's wrangler wednesday around here, and in honor of our pup with a purpose, who brings us so much joy, we're doing something different. >> if you're looking for a pet companion, we'll help you choose the right one for your family. we have animal planet's pet expert, andrea. great to see you. >> good morning. >> i drew, i think, the good straw and got the puppies here. a lot of people want a dog. kids ask their parents for a dog. what's the first thing to think about when you go in to buy one? >> i think the most important thing when you're choosing to adopt a dog is consider that you really want to look for personality, not so much looks. like choosing a mate. >> right. >> it's the most important thing. unfortunately, people see a cute puppy and go, it's adorable. i'll take it home. they don't think about the future and what the dog's personality might be like, whether or not it'll fit with their family. >> also how big the dog will get depends on the home you live in, right? >> it's not always true a large
home or a smaller apartment. sometimes, the small or medium energy. it's about taking the time to essentially test drive a dog, get to know if it fits your >> do research. i'll hand you off to natalie. >> over to the cats now and kittens. one of the biggest misconceptions -- i have a cat, lexi, and one of the biggest misconceptions and people think you don't have to give them a not true, right? >> not true. you don't need to walk your cat like you do your dog. for some people, it makes them a more appropriate pet. they're social creatures. they thrive on social interaction. people need to understand, you can't get a cat or kitten from a shelter and bring it home and leave it. you need to spend time getting them adjusted to your family. one of the most important things with cats in order to avoid behavioral problems is thoroughly clean their litter box multiple times a week. if not, it can result in marking in the house. >> they like it clean in there. >> yeah.
>> we don't have pets at home, but sophie will turn her head and is eyeing me. i think she's about to attack my throat. dangerous at all? >> they can bite, like all animals. certainly, make sure you're careful with any animal and respectful of their space. i respect you for respecting sophie. understand a bird like sophie -- >> stink eye. sophie, what did i do? >> she does talk. i'm not sure she's in the mood to talk now. >> i'll speak to her. hello. hello. >> she's not feeling it. >> what's going on in your neck of the woods? >> with parrots, there are different species and they all have different needs and nutritional requirements. one of the important things to remember is often times they're willing pets. they live such a long time, that you need to make plans for them when they pass, potentially. >> no kidding. >> sophie is nine years old but will probably live to 70 or 80. >> what'd she say?
>> you need to make sure you understand, this is an animal that requires a long commitment. >> and like the talking thing. >> right. >> i used to have guinea pigs when i was a kid and they were easy to take care of. >> one of the easiest to take care of. they do best when bonded with another guinea pig. the one thing about guinea pigs is you do want to be careful with them with children. they're not as fragile as hamsters and gerbils but they're small. kids need to handle them carefully. >> and they can bite. >> all animals can, yeah. >> last but not least, fish. i had many fish growing up. many, many, many. >> what does that mean? >> many goldfish. by the way, they're not that easy to take care of, fish. >> they can be. i don't think they're quite as easy as people think. unfortunately, people sometimes think they can go to a store and get a goldfish or some other fish and put it in a bowl and just -- it'll thrive. it's not the case. you need to give them an appropriate environment. make sure you test the water to make sure that it has the right
not too much ammonia. if you have a saltwater tank, obviously. i'd say some of the easiest fish for beginnings are swordtails and gum byppies. even those, talk to somebody to get more details. >> figure out how much to feed them. it's more complicated as you go up from goldfish. >> yeah. >> thanks so much. thanks for bringing our friends over. we appreciate it. >> you don't like the guinea pigs. >> i'm a little scared. i'm embarrassed to say that. just a little bit. coming up, junk food to joy food, joy bauer gives you
in her new cook book, "from junk food to joy food," she transforms hundreds of dishes. today's menu, buffalo wings and mack mac and cheese. >> mac and cheese is the ult mall -- ultimate comfort food. one bowl can be 1,000 calories. we can do better than that. check it out. mac and cheese. skim milk, soy sauce, onion powder, paprika, black pepper and hot sauce. mix skim milk with cornstarch. bring to a boil. add reduced fat cheddar with butter. remove bay leaf. stir in macaroni. cover for ten minutes to let it firm. the junk food version, 1,310 calories is out.
calories is in. that's a savings of 891 calories. next up, fiery buffalo wings. a typical order with the blue cheese dip costs you 1,200 calories and more fat than you want to know about. instead, enjoy the same, yummy flavor for less. buffalo wings with blue cheese dip. chicken tenders, hot sauce, paprika paprika. bake at 375 for 15 minutes. blue cheese dip. add non-fat greek yogurt, blue cheese crumbles, onion powder and garlic powder. mix. junk food version at 1,190 calories is out. the joy food version at just 170 calories is most definitely in. that's a savings of more than 1,000 calories. >> joy, you are a miracle worker.
>> i love the buffalo chicken. it is amazing. >> did you see how simple it was to make? >> tastes like wings. >> i have to say this, this is our book because all of the recipes within the book have pretty much come from our viewers. they challenged me to make things over. barbecue ribs, pizza, cheese burgers, chocolate milk shakes. i have a chocolate peanut butter cup in there. >> what's on the cauliflower? >> this is a bonus recipe. it's on the website, if people go to today.com. all i do is take cauliflower and dip it in flour. i roast it, douse it in hot sauce and roast it a couple more minutes. >> so good. that. >> really good. >> isn't it? >> you don't notice a difference. >> i didn't want to mess with mac and cheese but throwing vegetables in. i kept it straight forward. i had a lot of out of the box, flavorful ingredients.
powder powder. it augments the flavor. >> even the bay leaf brings it to life. my ultimate compliment was my daughter, who is a mac and cheese addict, and she gave it a two thumbs up. that's when i knew it was okay to bring it on the show. >> all these things in their junk form, brought it to the healthy form. >> the idea is people can indulge in their favorite goodies any night of the week and still lose weight, lower blood pressure, up their energy. >> we love you. >> we love you the truth. when we don't like it, you hear it. this is delicious. >> oh, yeah. >> so happy for you. congrats on the book. "from junk food to joy food." get these recipes at the web exclusive for cauliflower and buffalo wings on the website.
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>> going back in for more. this morning on "today's take," donald trump scores his third straight win. is there any stopping the republican front runner? then from the hit show "how to get away with murder," viola davis. you'll be loving life with a performance from country duo locash. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's ees"today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, february 24th, 2016. one of those days we can admit, it's miserable out there. happy inside staud owe 1 studio 1a. i'm willie and there's natalie and al. >> you're saying we're happy to be inside and i'm playing "stressed out". >> great song.
as i'm driving my kids to soccer in the traffic, i'm like, i'm stressed out. >> it's the theme song for marco rubio and ted cruz. >> donald trump, we wake up another morning after a primary or caucus to another big win by him. >> great victor speech. >> third straight victory. he's rolling through new hampshire, south carolina and nevada. won by more than 20 points. donald trump at 46% of the vote. marco rubio, 24%. ted cruz at 21%. with momentum on his side firmly, mr. trump celebrated his winning streak at a rally in nevada. >> if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country. [ applause ] and soon, the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old.
we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> there it is. funny sound bite, but his point is taken. he won almost every category last night. >> he did. >> highly educated, latino, incredible what he's doing now. >> interesting given the comments he's made in the past given immigrants and, specifically, mexicans. >> super tuesday now six days away. that's next tuesday on march the 1st. he just keeps rolling through. marco rubio, ted cruz or john kasich has to do something quickly to stop the train. >> other than kidnapping, i don't see it. >> it'll be tough. you know what, tuesday nights at my house, i've been observed with -- >> lasagna night? >> well, taco tuesday. i've been obsessed with this fx series "the people versus o.j." unbelievable. doing really great with the ratings. 12 million. the thing is, everybody knows
interesting to go back in time. those of us who kind of lived through that and were fascinated by the trial then. to sort of re-watch and see all the evidence and everything come together during the trial. the series, of course, features all the main players in real life. cuba gooding jr. plays o.j. simpson. david schwimmer is his friend and lawyer, robert kardashian. kim, and the other kids are featured. you also have john travolta. the series has a lot of people talking. some brought up the fact you see the kardashians featured somewhat, maybe more prominently than a lot of people were expecting, especially the children in there. khloe apparently setting the record straight on some of the family scenes in the show. take a look. >> oh, my god. it's daddy.
>> daddy! >> that's daddy. >> can you please spell that? >> k-a-r-d-a-s-i-a-nh-i-a-n. >> not all the facts were ak accurate accurate. they're sensationalizing the kardashian name in it. there was a scene of the kids chanting, kardashian when my dad was reading the potential suicide note. i called kim. i was like, did that happen? i don't remember any of this happening. she goes, absolutely not, did that happen. >> i mean, it would have been weird if that did happen. >> you're getting a little bit of the hollywood sort of version of it. >> it's not a documentary, right? >> no, it's not. i mean, it's american crime story, is the name of the series. they built it as, you know, the making of.
it is sort of like watching a "dateline," but you're getting a little more of the hollywood, fictionalized version, as well. >> without keith morrison. or did he? >> yes, no, it is. really good. you have to start watching it. >> check it out. >> go back and re-watch. if you haven't been watching, i encourage you to watch. >> "house of cards" season three, it's behind that. >> i have a lot to binge watch. have you intervened when it comes to having your kids, having their friends over, maybe they're misbehaving a little bit? how do you talk to a stranger's child? do you have any problem disciplining? >> no. >> i don't either. >> there's a nice way of doing it. >> especially if the child is in danger. >> right, exactly. >> risky. >> that's exhale what happened.actly what happened. a woman said she was intervening in a situation where a young boy
little sister while his mom went into the cafe to get a cup of coffee. poking to the point where he was about ready to hurt his younger sister. the boy -- the woman saw this all playing out and she was like, i have to -- i can't let this kid hurt his sister. so she stopped it and said, you know, i wouldn't do that. you could hurt your little sister. she said though, like a couple of the other ladies next to her were like, i'm glad you did something about it. they didn't know what to do. one lady said, they're not your you shouldn't be -- >> i don't know the argument against stepping in that. somebody is hurting another child, you stop it, regardless. >> there are situations sometimes -- i did have a parent -- or somebody on a plane once say to me, my kid was being well-behaved, but the woman said, are you going to tell your child to be quiet or should i? i was like, he's just talking. then i take issue with that. if somebody is telling me to parent my child when i'm sitting next to them, and i don't think they're doing anything terribly wrong.
house, it's your rules and you have no problem telling your kid what to do. in that case if the parent isn't there and the kid is about to hurt another one. >> absolutely. >> the mom stepped away from her children. that's sort of -- you're negligent leaving your children out there. >> things happen. let's not judge. if you like the facebook like button, you'll love this. they've added new reaction buttons. in addition to liking a post, you're now able to show love, ha ha, wow, sad -- >> add the sound effects? >> angry. that's right. like "inside out." buttons will roll out to all users over the next few days. facebook also launching birthday video cam. feature lets you record 15 seconds of videos for your friends. all that stuff is out. >> i love they're animated. the happy one is really happy. >> you put your finger on them and they come to life. >> they make that sound? >> yeah. >> speaking of facebook, we want
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one of hollywood's biggest stars, known for her academy award winning performances like the 2011 film "the help" with octavia spencer. >> now, she's fresh off her historic emmy win from the series "how to get away with murder." >> in a sneak peek of this week's episode, a new video threatening to tear the team apart. take a look. >> hold a grudge right now. >> no? because you all said things. >> you want me to shoot you. i think we're even. >> you ran away like you tend to do. interesting that you're the only one not in this. >> you think i sent it? >> anything is possible with you people. >> viola. >> one of the many twists and turns over the season. i think you said you're at episode 12 right now. >> wait till you see it. it's all i can say.
>> you're always shocked on this show. it should be "how to get away with shock," you know? pete really pushes the buttons on this, which i said, that's why i signed up. i don't want to be just warm and fuzz ly and likable. i want to push the button. some times, i'm like, hold up, hold up, pete. >> you also never know what's around the next corner. i imagine this is one of the shows where you get the script and look to make sure you're still around at the end of it. >> seriously. you get a script a day in advance. when you're number one on the call sheet, you get less than that. >> wow. >> something in there makiouses you uncomfortable, guess what? you have to dive in there. especially some of the sexual scenes, you know. >> oh. >> is that kind of fun, that part of it? >> absolutely not, al. no, it's not, you know.
and that emmy win of yours, not just the win but the speech, was really an amazing moment. we've got a clip of it. take a look. >> let me tell you something. the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. [ applause ] you cannot win an emmy for roles that are simply not there. >> which was really what echoes the oscars this year. i mean, the call for more diversity debe hindbehind and in front of the camera. >> one of the things that people misunderstand is you have to separate opportunity from talent. people feel like if the roles aren't there, that means there is no talent out there. that's not true. what's true is that if you create those narratives, then those roles can open up to people who are waiting in line.
streep would not be meryl streep without "sophie's choice," without "devil wears prada." you can't be a meryl streep if you're the third girl from the left in a narrative with two scenes. you write it, and we will come. we'll show up. >> was that a message to the studios? who needs to do better in hollywood right now? >> that's it, the people in positions of power. people who have the green light vote. people who can say nay or nay. that's it. they're out there. they have the imagination. the thing that stops us a lot of times is fear. fear of doing anything different. but i have to tell you, i think that when you put talent out there and narratives that are dynamic, people lean in. they want to see it. they want to be moved. they want to feel less alone. that's why i'm an actor. >> viola, this is a conversation we've had two years in a row now. they're already talking about next year, according to some
doesn't look like a lot of the roles out there will have much more diversity, or the scripts out there now. do you think hollywood is conscious of that and are they really trying to change? >> i don't know about that. but i do know this, i do know that especially women out there, i'll just say that they're not comfortable with just sitting back anymore. they want to play a more active role. i know taraji p. henson, kerry washington, halle berry, they're walking and stepping into their power as producers. they're putting the narratives out there they want to do. that they want to see other women of color in. my whole thing is, step up to the plate. when you are in the position of power, do something with it. you have that one dash, that moment in time, just put it out there. listen, it's like my husband said, a closed mouth doesn't get fed. >> true. >> speaking of your husband, we'll talk about him.
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so she can watch her calories and where she's going. light & fit feel free to enjoy. we are back now with the great viola davis. we want to ask you about the vow removal. we talk -- renewal. you've been married 12 years? >> almost 13. >> you've done it a couple times now. i love the idea. >> i love the ritual of weddings. what can i say? i love -- it's a time in my life that i feel the most alive. that's the thing. i don't always feel that way. i mean, i love what i do, but sometimes, you know, i'm on a sound stage for 17 hours a day and i'm tired. i'm hot. you know. but with -- it reminds me of
i think that that's worth it. and the mango juice and tequila, which i recommend, that was at our ceremony. >> i want some of that. >> your other passion is the vaseline healing project. tell us how you got involved with that and why it matters. >> well, i got involved in it because it was just presented to me, like many things are presented to me lately. it's the vaseline healing project has partnered with direct relief, which is an international medical aid corporation. what they do, what they have done, is they have contributed $500 million to put together medical supply kits, medical care and helping people in places of disease. syria, even the u.s., flooding
suffering from poverty. the whole idea is 84% of health care workers in areas of crisis and disasters say the biggest issue is skin infections. if they just had petroleum jelly, how much that would help. people going back to work or going to school. people suffering from psoriasis, eczema, left untreated turns into open sores. i got involved because i love the word "healing." i love feeling like there is a simple solution to bigger problems. i have a special connection to vaseline. my sister got a huge burn on her face cooking sugar cane on the stove. big southern thing. hot grease splashed in her face. >> but purchasing vaseline, you're helping with the healing project, is that right? >> that's right. if you go to vaseline.us/the healing project, you can help.
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police say darrius colter was shot in the upper leg - he is expected to be okay. officers canvased the area.. using flashlights to search for evidence and bullet casings. police aren't saying at this point, whether they've determined a suspect. the aclu is pushing back against a plan to get students in waukee to say the pledge of allegiance each day. monday, the district decided to expand the pledge routine through high school. aclu representatives responded yesterday, saying they're concerned free speech issues are at stake. the school's superintendent told the des moines register they offer the pledge, but no student is required to recite it. the state historical building is looking at change this morning... but not because of growth. workers say their current building is too big. so they're looking at reducing its size.. that would mean turning the east side of the building into green space... and opening up the south end to cafe and retail space. the change would cost 82-million dollars... organizers are hoping
taking a loot atk at the headlines. cdc is investigating 14 new reports of the zika virus here in the united states. they all appear to be cases of sexual transmission. several of the cases involve pregnant women. the virus has been spreading rapidly in latin america and is strongly suspected as the cause of severe birth defects. the cdc advices expectant mothers to use condoms or abstain from sex for the duration of their pregnancy if their partners have traveled to areas where zika is spreading. a jury has ordered johnson & johnson to pay $72 million to the family of an alabama woman who blamed a powder for her ovarian cancer. fox was 62 when she died last fall. in recorded testimony, she recalled using the company's products, including baby powder, for personal hygiene for
her ovaries were inflamed which contributed to the cancer. johnson & johnson is expected to appeal. air bus may have a new solution to the shrinking seat problem on airplanes. bench seating. the manufacturer filed a patent for a reconfigurable bench seat. the idea is the benches can be adjusted to accommodate larger or obese passengers, as well as small children. no word on when we might actually see the benches on a plane. from the airplane to the automobile now. volvo wants to replace car keys with smartphones. according to the auto maker, bluetooth enabled smartphones can become digital keys, eliminating the need for an actual key. it could start the car and also unlock the doors and trunk. a limited number of cars will be equipped with the technology in 2017. a baby gorilla said to be doing well after being delivered
at a zoo in england, the gorilla was born early, weighing in at 2 pounds, 10 ounces. doctors performed a c-action after her mother showed signs of the potentially dangerous condition preclampsia. doctors are cautiously optimistic for mother and baby. so tiny. so cute. al, take over with the weather. >> thank you very much. i like the handoff. for today, we have a slight risk, strong risk along the southeastern atlantic coast for tornadoes. we're watching that down to florida. back to the west, windy conditions, snowy conditions, some places, blizzard watches. west, gorgeous. 69 in san francisco. for tomorrow, we're looking for 62 and sunshine in seattle. again, here in the northeast,
>> that is your latest weather. >> thank you, al. did you know that tax season, also the busiest time of year for the debt collectors? the collectors are federally mandated to uphold certain standards. complaints are piling up. >> what a surprise. today national investigative correspondent snef rossjeff rossen did some digging and has tips on what to do if we're on the receiving end of the aggressive calls. >> you don't pay your bills, they're allowed to come after
the bills. that's fine. the law is clear about what debt collectors can and cannot do. the law is incredibly clear. today, i brought you guys three real-life examples of phone calls. calls. you'll hear them and we'll give cannot do. >> okay. >> cue the phone ring. i think that's for you, al. >> hello. >> i want to play the first call. this is a recording that experts say -- >> you don't even make a payment or even get this debt taken care of. >> wow. >> they're threatening if you don't make the payment -- >> it's a threatening call. here's the tip, debt collectors cannot harass you or threaten you. even if a debt collector calls you, they are not allowed to threaten you. if they do, tell them to stop. get their name. get their company. you can report them later. >> what's the line of harassment? what constitutes harassment? >> that's the problem with it. it's a subjective line. you know. experts say that would be a
>> the next call i want to play for you talks about police activity. the phone is ringing again, natalie. it's for you. about threatening police action. >> we need to get some type of payment in right now. as soon as we can get it. or else i will have to send local authorities to your address to see about locking you up. >> can i just hang up the phone? >> you shouldn't hang up the phone. that debt collector is going to call again. >> they've gone over the line. >> they are not allowed to say you're going to be arrested if you don't pay your debts. they can't threaten legal action unless they actually intend to sue you. i brought one more call. this one could be embarrassing. al gets these all the times, they're at work. they call the nbc switchboard, like this. >> she either comes to the phone or she'll have someone bring her out for questioning. we're trying to do it by the phone. >> she's in a classroom now and
how would the principal feel if somebody from the parish came out there and pulled her up because she's under investigation for committing fraud, in front of the students. >> wow. >> threatening and nasty. >> and illegal. >> the person who got the call is a teacher at a school. obviously, they're telling the secretary, the person at the front office, we're going to pull her out of class. they cannot call you at work if your employer forbids it. if your employer doesn't allow calls, send the debt collector a certified letter informing them of that. tell them on the phone, you are not allowed to call me at work. >> what happens? you get the aggressive calls. what do you do? >> number one, ask for written notice about your debt. send me a letter in the mail. let tell me exactly what i owe. i want the exact details about that. number two, you want to send them a certified letter saying, i'm being harassed, threatened and i want it to stop. the third is, if you actually feel like you're being harassed or threatened, report it to the federal trade commission.
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chart for 49 weeks, went to number two. >> the guys will perform the hit live in a few minutes. first, a look at how it all started for locash. i love a small town world jury trial i love a country girl >> reporter: chris and preston's journey started more than ten years ago when they met in nashville and performed under the name locash cowboys. let's go >> reporter: it wasn't until 2013 they released their first full-length album. during that time, the boys also co-wrote chart-topping hits for other country artists. you could be a blackbird >> reporter: including keith urban's "you're gonna fly." locash has dropped cowboys from their name and released a new ep last year.
continues to climb the charts, hitting the top five for billboard's hot country songs. and making "rolling stone" best country songs of 2015. with all their recent success, the boys of locash really are loving this life. as they rock the nation on tour. preston and chris are with us now. good to see you. >> good morning. >> thanks for having us. >> we'll continue our discussion of nashville social life after you perform. we have to pick up where we left off. >> the social life. not so much the -- >> it's a vibrant scene. >> people who followed you a long time, you were locash cowboys and dropped cowboys. what was the decision? >> it was a tough redelawaredecision. we didn't make the decision. i wish we had a better story. we were looking for a logo. preston is a graffiti artist.
an '80s vibe. he drew it on a napkin and i said, it's amazing. he was like, it didn't say cowboys. >> he said, i love it like that. >> when we turned it in, the idea. we'll change the change. after 11 years, it worked. >> you haven't changed who you are. what i love is hearing your story, you've written songs for tim mcgraw, some of the great country stars. what makes you decide when the song is yours though? >> i think when tim mcgraw calls, you pick up the phone. when he says he wants to record the song, you say, okay. it's a big deal. and keith urban. i mean, we couldn't have been more blessed with such class acts to record our songs. kind of give us a lot of integrity in the song writing in nashville. it's a song town. that was real important for us. >> it's a difficult decision
it's hard to say, man, we know somebody could sing this song and they want it, but do we keep it for ourself at this point? >> we did it with "i love this life." we have other ones on hold. >> it was on hold for somebody else. at the last second, we said, you know what? this is our shot. we took it off hold, like you said, and kept it for ourselves. >> boy, did it work out.
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love this life," locash. i love my boots broke in, i love my camo hat don't mind a little paint on my jeans, yeah, i roll like that i love driving my truck across the railroad tracks if you hit them too quick, they'll hit you right back i love a fresh cut field with a first frost on how it shines like gold when the sun turns on i love the sound of them wheels, my baby singing along when "the boys of summer" comes on i love my small town world i love a country girl i love a friday night man i love this life the sound of an old dirt road rolling through my mind
i love this life i love that county line bar where they all know my drink the way she throws her hands up when that cover band plays i love the taste of her lips when she's been sipping that wine i still get drunk on her every time i love my small town world i love a country girl i love a friday night man i love this life the sound of an old dirt road rolling through my mind man, i love, man, i love, man, i love this life oh-o-o-oh man, i love this life
man, i love this life yeah, i love this life man, i love this life i love that ragged old barn that my grandpa made it was my whole world back in my innocent days i love that little white church, out on 109 it's where i hit my knees and i thank the lord for this life of mine i love my small town world i love a country girl i love a friday night man, i love this life the sound of an old dirt road rolling through my mind man, i love, man, i love, man,
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